Saturday, May 31, 2014

FROM POSITIVE THOUGHTS

Positive Thoughts


Posted: 31 May 2014 

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Emotions are the things that make us human.

When we cry, we're experiencing emotion.  When we're fearful, we're experiencing emotion.  Whenever we're angry, upset, passionate, greedy, scared--we're experiencing emotion.

But sometimes emotions need reining in!

They cause us not to make that fantastic speech at the company conference, because we're scared of the platform.  They stop us making up with long-gone friends, because we're still maddened with anger.  They cause us to stay in relationships that damage us, because we're still emotionally addicted to the misshapen void the relationship fills.

Emotions aren't always good for you.  You are NOT your emotions.

Emotions are just things that happen, and which you can (and should) control. 
Sure, that sounds easy.  But here's the thing:  it actually is easy.

The best way to let go of our troublesome emotions, the emotions that are holding us back from happiness, is to discover the art of releasing.

So, what is releasing?

Releasing is the ability to realize that you are desperately "gripping" onto emotions in your life.  You treat them as if they're "you."  It's about realizing you can let go of them, unclench your fist around them, just by making a simple decision.

How can you start releasing?

The simplest method is just to go through your life, recognizing where emotions are holding you up.  Are your angry about your home-life situation?  Your working hours?  That incident you just had, with the rude guy at the grocery store?

Bring that issue or situation to the forefront of your mind.  Connect with the emotion.

Then ask yourself:  "Can I let this go?"

Can you let it go?  Just for this moment?  Could you release this emotion?

Breathe out, and answer honestly with either "Yes" or "No."  Either answer is absolutely fine.

If you can let it go, then do it.  Really feel yourself letting go.  Feel yourself releasing, unclenching, relaxing, detaching.  It should feel something like when a doctor calls to tell you those worrying tests have come back all clear:  an immediate release of worry and tension.

And if you can't let go right now, don't stress it.  Give yourself permission to hold onto it some more.  It's your decision.

How does that feel?  If the emotion still has charge, simply repeat the process until you feel better--or until you feel like stopping.

Remember, letting go doesn't mean you "forgive" the person at the grocery store, or you "allow" that kind of behavior.  It just means that you release the negative emotion inside of you.

By releasing negative emotions, you'll not only enjoy much more freedom in your life--you'll also become more emotionally stable and less stressed, too.

So, learn to let go--and you will be happy. 

~By Karl Moore 

A SAD TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST UNKNOWN FRIEND



Is their a Person other than Jesus who seeks only your love, peace and joy and looks after you at every moment?  Yes!  This Person is in your soul personally if you are in a state of Grace just as He is in Heaven.  Most have little or just a vague understanding of this sublime Truth of our Faith...that this Person is the author of our Sanctification...the purpose of our existence....and that He actually dwells within you.

Few think of Him or pray to Him.  He has seven extraordinary Gifts for each of us which produce The Fruits of the divine life we must seek.  He seeks with His Spouse, Mary, to form Jesus Christ within our soul and in our body.  On this coming Pentecost Sunday, let us ask for the grace to finally know and enter into a meaningful, ongoing relationship with the Holy Spirit as we should have with the Father and the Son.  Do we not "hurt" this Divine Person of the Holy Trinity by so often ignoring or staying ignorant of Him?

From Fr. Paul O'Sullivan's classic short book entitled: "The Holy Spirit our Greatest Friend"

Friday, May 30, 2014

CHOICE BETWEEN TRUTH AND REPOSE

Every human being has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please, you cannot have both. Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the first political party he meets-- most likely his father's. He gets rest, commodity, and reputation; but he shuts the door on truth. He in whom a love of truth predominates will keep himself aloof from all moorings and afloat. He will abstain from dogmatism and recognize all the opposite negations between which, as walls, his being is swung. He submits to the inconvenience of suspense and imperfect opinion but he is a candidate for truth, as the other is not, and respects the highest law of being.


---Ralph Waldo Emerson

THOUGHT, VERSE AND SMILE


This Day's Thought from The Ranch
Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.
A. Maude Royden

This Day's Verse
Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:5-6
The New King James Version

This Day's Smile
What’s true of biology is also true of faith: If it isn’t growing, it’s probably dead.
Unknown


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

THE BEAUTY AND FULLNESS OF OUR LADY'S APPARITIONS AND MIRJANA SOLDO


Winning souls for Jesus Christ! Wow! I was called by our Holy Mother to be a disciple for her Son; to win souls for Christ, and to "Pray, Pray, Pray."  In my mind, time spent in prayer very naturally brings spiritual growth into your heart and soul (if you are sincere, of course). I believe in Our Lady's apparitions in Medjugorje, and I have grown to love in particular the seer, Mirjana Soldo, whose visions occur on the 2nd of each month, and annually on her birthday, March 18. And while I'm on the subject, if you read and absorb in your mind what Mirjana reveals in Our Lady's messages for the entire world, well, it all makes perfect spiritual sense.  If the entire world, or even the 3.2 billion Catholics in this world who revere Our Lady through the recitation of The Rosary also believed in her messages to the world, imagine the difference in every individuals daily outlook on their way of life.


Mirjana Soldo
In State of Apparition 

Our Lady has revealed to Mirjana that only by her Son's approval has she been able to make these apparitions in order to encourage us to come to conversion and bring others with us.  About 2 years ago in one of her apparitions, Our Lady said that the time her Son had granted her to come to us was supposed to end, but she begged Him to allow her to continue because she knows that her messages are helping bring more souls to Him, so He granted her more time. She has said that we should be thankful to Jesus for allowing her this privilege, so keep that in your prayers and it is urgent that we "pray, pray, pray" and come to conversion as soon as possible for there isn't much time left.

When we are praying and we are speaking to our Holy Mother, it thrills her for you to call her "Mama" or "Mother" just as you do your earthly mother. This was revealed in the story of Our Lady of Kibeho


The longest series of the Kibeho visions were attributed to Alphonsine Mumureke, although there were two other girls from the girls school who also received visions of Our Lady over a period of years.  It is said that Our Lady gave them a vision of corpses and violence and asked everyone to pray. Following this. the genocide in Rwanda occurred.  The visions of the three girls received  local Bishop Augustin Misago's solemn approval.  Just as a side note, I have read "Our Lady of Kibeho" and highly recommend it to all.

What I am imparting to you all is the importance of the Mother of Jesus in our spiritual lives. She was chosen by God to carry His son.  Surely any Christian can see the Grace of God in this choice.


Mary, Mother of God, sits at the right hand of her Son in Heaven.  She receives our petitions with great joy and love, and shares each of them with her Son, Jesus Christ.  She sees all of the people of the world as her children.  Her Immaculate Heart is filled with love for us, each of us.  And I, personally, have received unbelievable comfort from her in many times of prayerful conversations with her in which answers sometimes appear miraculously in my mind.  I BELIEVE, I HAVE FAITH, and I know where the guidance I receive originates.


I love you, dear Mother, and I am loving my way to the cross and bringing as many souls with me as I possibly can.  I will Disciple for Jesus Christ until the end of my days on this earth.


In the Peace, Love and Joy of our Savior, Jesus Christ, I am happily,
Abbey

The following is a private audience with Mirjana from within the last year. It is a little over an hour long, but I was mesmerised by Mirjana's stories and you will be also!




If you are interested in reading more about Mirjana Soldo and her apparitions, I recommend THIS WEBSITE.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014 Message to Marija

May 25, 2014 Message to Marija


Today, May 25, 2014, Our Lady appeared to the visionary Marija and delivered the following message for the world:


"Dear children! Pray and be aware that without God you are dust. Therefore, turn your thoughts and heart to God and to prayer. Trust in His love. In God’s spirit, little children, you are all called to be witnesses. You are precious and I call you, little children, to holiness, to eternal life. Therefore, be aware that this life is passing. I love you and call you to a new life of conversion. Thank you for having responded to my call."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PRAISE GOD


Dearest Friends in Christ,

What a glorious morning living in the Light of our Savior, knowing all the Heavenly Father is doing for me is good and right.

They say "timing is everything."  Proof positive this morning as I had vowed to get back to my routine of early rising, time of prayer with the Father and the Son, and THEN, probably the happiest Rosary that my Heavenly Mother has ever heard from my lips.  I was literally beaming with joy! How did this wonderful mood this morning come to pass?

Firstly, if you've been reading, you know that I had unknowingly allowed the devil to slip into my mind and begin wreaking havoc on some already very difficult personal trials, and it all blew up last weekend. I was like a Zombie. I poured  my heart out to God. I've said it all so many times to Him, he knows the dynamics of what I grieve.  He knew what grieves me the fist time I laid out my petitions to Him. To resort to "begging" God for what I WANTED over and over is simply wrong. I shows a complete lack of Faith when I profess to have complete faith in Him.

I kept things to myself because I really have no one but the Blessed Mother, St. Theresa, Jesus Christ and the Father to whom I could turn and feel safe in revealing that part of me that they have seen for so long.

I have given the devil an avenue to very easily come and go by putting too much emphasis on "it" and thereby telling him exactly where to go in my head and heart and ravage my pain.

THIS CEASES TODAY!  It is yet one more new beginning, but I am much further down the narrow path, which means I am stronger in my Faith to KNOW that I have complete control over this human failure. I want to have the Faith of Job, the strength of Christ to fight off the little things satan dangles in your mind to confuse you, thereby slowly pulling you away from the narrow path.

I'm RESOLVED to accept the trials to which I am forced to face knowing that God allows these trials for His purpose which will eventually become apparent; probably sooner than later if you accept them and thank God for His Graces.  And importantly, to exercise patience.  I know God has been unworldly patient with me. He expects the same patience from me.

God gave me the Grace of a long-time existing prayer to me last night. I am deeply humbled by His love in saving this petition for just the right time. And His timing, of course, was perfect..There is complete perfection in all things Heavenly. So when that evil doer is on one shoulder doing his trickery, RECOGNIZE IT and look to that Guardian Angel on your right shoulder and make a sharp right turn and you will be back on the cool, soft earth of the path of righteousness following the footsteps of Jesus with complete comfort and faith in Him.

PEACE, LOVE & JOY,
Abbey

If you have enjoyed this piece and feel a stirring to share a thought or your experiences, I welcome your comments which can be left for me below.  Go with God and have Peace.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

"JUST AS I AM"



THIS DAY'S FROM THE RANCH

This Day's Thought from The Ranch
The bread that you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies on your chest belongs to the naked; and the gold that you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.
Basil of Caesarea

This Day's Verse
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:17-18
The New International Version

This Day's Smile
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine

MEDJUGORGE NEWS


May 16, 2014 Message to Ivan


Tonight, May 16, 2014, at 10 PM, Our Lady appeared to the visionary Ivan tonight on the top of Apparition Hill.


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When the apparition ended, Ivan described his encounter in Croatian, and then came the English translation (as follows):

"Our Lady came to us joyful and happy. She greeted us with her motherly greeting: 'Praised be Jesus my dear children.'

"Then, for a while, Our Lady prayed over all of us present here. In a special way, she prayed for the sick who are present here.

"Then she said, 'Dear children. Also today, in a special way, I call you to pray for my intentions, for my plans that I desire to realize with the world. Pray, dear children, and be persevering in prayer. Your mother prays with you and always intercedes for all of you before her son. Thank you, dear children, for having also today responded to my call.'"

"After that, Our Lady blessed all of us present with her motherly blessing and blessed everything that we brought for blessing. I recommended all of you, your intentions, your families, your needs, and, in a special way, you who are sick who are present here.

"Then, Our Lady continued to pray here over all of us for a while, and in that prayer she left in an illuminated sign of the cross saying 'Go in peace, my dear children.'"

Saturday, May 17, 2014

LET YOUR LOVE GROW AND KEEP THE PASSION

As Christians, our first love is our love of Christ. I recall vividly when I realized that my true, one and only, and forever First Love was my Love of Jesus Christ.  Overly simplifying, imagine falling in love for the first time, courting, getting married and spending all those first months in a state of total bliss!  Sound familiar?

Then recall when the shiny newness began to wear and the passion and thrill of being in love with the person of your dreams begins to lose its luster. And it hits you like a boulder, "This is for the rest of my life! How do I maintain this passion for a lifetime, granted there will be ups and downs?"

TRUTH: I have struggled desperately with depression and fought harder than I have ever had to fight to maintain "normalcy" to all appearances of others.  I believe I deserve an Oscar!

My gene pool is the culprit. I cannot take a pill for a few weeks, get better and cease taking medication. No, I am plagued with clinical depression and have fought it through ever-changing medications (they're always 'new and improved') and frequent therapy sessions.  I'm in a cycle; I meet a new doctor, begin   anew regimen of medication, and regular sessions with therapist(s).  I'm at that point; I've been through four therapists in three years and I incise the place where I file my problems and emotional instability, pour them out to a stranger, albeit an objective stranger, only to have them write and nod, write and nod, but never any verbal direction.  My doctor is now hurriedly going through our appointments, "tell men something good about your life" as he hurriedly writes prescription refills that are totally illegible, and oh, "I'm going to ADD xxxx drug; I think it will smooth things out."  Dismissed!

All of this is going to make sense to you soon, I promise!

I fell completely and gave all of my heart to Christ about 3 years ago. As my love grew, it never waned. I developed a morning routine for myself: make a cup of coffee, grab my Bible and Rosary, then head to the living room where I greet my Blessed Mother, and settle down to fill my tank, that's Spiritual Tank!  I would read scripture out loud so the Saints and spirits, my Guardian Angel, and Christ could hear as I read with zeal.  My love of Christ came to a wonderful peak and remained there for quite some time.

Then I began losing my way. I had drifted from the narrow path, all due to life trials and disappointments. Oh I've hurt; I've felt my heart taking a beating, and no matter what I did or how hard I worked to resolve the life issues, I continued to sink into an abyss of crying to the point of heaving and crying out to God to please help me.

I no longer read my Bible, greeted Mother lovingly, or prayed much because it seemed to do no good. My days were spent lying around, sleeping, arguing with others, and doing just enough chores to show something to my husband for my day.

My very best friend and spiritual advisor lives in England and we Skype 2-3 times a week. He KNOWS me. He tried to be gentle, but it was going nowhere. So this man who is my gift from God got down on me, really making me face what had happened to me. Can you guess?

In my weakness due to life's trials, Satan had sneaked into my world and had made himself a nice, cozy place from which he dictated my misery, minute to minute, hour to hour.



Today, my dear friends, with the help of Christ I opened my eyes to what had happened without me realizing it. Oh, I knew I wasn't praying, not like I needed, and I wasn't reading my Bible which always makes me happy, and I had resorted to looking at Mother and just crying to her about MY hurt.

TURN THIS TRAIN AROUND! Pete convinced me to go for a walk, it was a beautiful day; and when I returned, I went straight to my gardens to tend to my flowers. I sat down and looked at the birds poised on the fence posts singing away, the beauty of the sky, the sounds of mowers as people cut their grass, AND I WAS HAPPY! I HAD FOUND MY JOY AGAIN!  Jesus Christ, I love you with every fiber of my being; I belong only to you and my love will never die. Thank you for LOVING ME so very much!

I'll bet you that the next time I begin spiraling, I'll be praising "IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, SATAN GET BEHIND ME!



PEACE, LOVE & JOY,
ABBEY

Friday, May 16, 2014

"ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY"

This is about the age when I saw Bonnie Raitt LIVE at Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California, circa 1974. At that time, L.A. was a mecca of the music world, and it was the 70's.  There's not been a decade that was so completely satisfying and produced such a rich variety of music that appealed to me and my age span across the board. A few survived, but the sound lost its uniqueness. I'll stick with my own tried and true. I love music AND I love lyrics, the story. Without further adieu, Miss Bonnie Raitt.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

"THE PRAYER" Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion



THE REASONS WHY YOU ARE NOT HAPPY



Posted: 11 May 2014 01:57 PM PDT
I often wonder if people are as happy as they say they are. Then I see info-graphics like this:
happiness-rankings
and this:
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and I start thinking, is it the money from the developed world that leads to its joy? What sustains happiness? 
When I was a pagan, I would have told you that happiness was personal. It required Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to be met, especially level three regarding personal attachment to someone (or some thing if you are a pet-lover).
Maslow
As a Catholic, I contest that everything I thought as a pagan was wrong. Every. Thing.
I’ve come to discover that, while Maslow’s Hierarchy and beloved friends/ family/ a spouse are indeed necessary for survival, they do not lead to happiness. On the contrary, if not anchored correctly in virtue, they become highly volatile. In fact, each of Maslow’s Hierarchy of “needs” can become a means by which we attach ourselves to ourselves, which can ultimately lead to self-destruction.
If you are unhappy, you’re probably attached.
“The world can win its joys, and the world can equally well lose its joys. A change in fortune, a collapse in health, the failure of a plan, the disappointment of an ambition, even a change in the weather, can take away the fickle joy the world can give. But the Christian has the serene and untouchable joy which comes from walking for ever in the company and in the presence of Jesus Christ.”*
How to Be Happy
Jesus’ words, not mine:
  • “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
  • Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
  • Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
  • Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God.
  • Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Translation:
  • “O THE BLISS OF THE MAN WHO HAS REALISED HIS OWN UTTER HELPLESSNESS, AND WHO HAS PUT HIS WHOLE TRUST IN GOD, FOR THUS ALONE HE CAN RENDER TO GOD THAT PERFECT OBEDIENCE WHICH WILL MAKE HIM A CITIZEN OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN!
  • O THE BLISS OF THE MAN WHOSE HEART IS BROKEN FOR THE WORLD’S SUFFERING AND FOR HIS OWN SIN, FOR OUT OF HIS SORROW HE WILL FIND THE JOY OF GOD!
  • O THE BLISS OF THE MAN WHO IS ALWAYS ANGRY AT THE RIGHT TIME AND NEVER ANGRY AT THE WRONG TIME, WHO HAS EVERY INSTINCT, AND IMPULSE, AND PASSION UNDER CONTROL BECAUSE HE HIMSELF IS GOD-CONTROLLED, WHO HAS THE HUMILITY TO REALISE HIS OWN IGNORANCE AND HIS OWN WEAKNESS, FOR SUCH A MAN IS A KING AMONG MEN!
  • O THE BLISS OF THE MAN WHO LONGS FOR TOTAL RIGHTEOUSNESS AS A STARVING MAN LONGS FOR FOOD, AND A MAN PERISHING OF THIRST LONGS FOR WATER, FOR THAT MAN WILL BE TRULY SATISFIED!
  • O THE BLISS OF THE MAN WHO GETS RIGHT INSIDE OTHER PEOPLE, UNTIL HE CAN SEE WITH THEIR EYES, THINK WITH THEIR THOUGHTS, FEEL WITH THEIR FEELINGS, FOR HE WHO DOES THAT WILL FIND OTHERS DO THE SAME FOR HIM, AND WILL KNOW THAT THAT IS WHAT GOD IN JESUS CHRIST HAS DONE!
  • O THE BLISS OF THE MAN WHOSE MOTIVES ARE ABSOLUTELY PURE, FOR THAT MAN WILL SOME DAY BE ABLE TO SEE GOD!
  • O THE BLISS OF THOSE WHO PRODUCE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MAN AND MAN, FOR THEY ARE DOING A GODLIKE WORK!”
-World renown scripture scholar, William Barclay’s words, not mine.
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If you are Christian, you are hard-wired to emit joy through the detachment of self and attachment to Christ. 
If you are unhappy, I question whether you are truly Christian.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"LANDSLIDE", Stevie Nicks



"ONE BREAD, ONE BODY"



THIS DAY'S FROM THE RANCH

Sometimes these things come and I am overcome by the words and their meaning. Such is the following.


This Day's Thought from The Ranch
The destined end of a man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness. God’s one aim is the production of saints.
Oswald Chambers

This Day's Verse
How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!
Psalm 92:5
The New International Version

This Day's Smile
Insomuch as love grows in you, so in you beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Augustine

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

THIS DAY'S FROM THE RANCH


This Day's Thought from The Ranch
Jesus Christ is the center of everything,
And he that does not know Him
Knows nothing of nature,
And nothing of himself.
Blaise Pascal

This Day's Verse
The Sovereign LORD has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. The Sovereign LORD has spoken to me, and I have listened. I have not rebelled or turned away.
Isaiah 50:4-5
The New Living Translation

This Day's Smile
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Albert Schweitzer

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

I've made no secret of my love of all kinds of music, particularly if it has a good tune, lyrics with which I can identify,and chord changes that stir my soul.  If you had been paying attention for the last seven years, you might guess (correctly) that my favorite songs say a lot about my life - love, loss, pain, joy, and most importantly, survival. i\If you stick with me through my hand healing and my typing with one finger because I got in trouble with my therapist today for trying to use my hand and suffering the residual pain of not heeding her advice, the only things you will not know the "who" or "when" the song was apropos.  I'm like a cat and a chameleon at the same time: feeling I've lived many lives and I'm always changing/evolving, THE ONE constant in my life is my faith and my love for Christ. which grows when I don't think my love could be greater.  HE is my everything.

~*~


"HOME"
Sheryl Crow



Monday, May 12, 2014

BOO BOO

Just to say that I had surgery on my dominant hand, hence lack of  inspiration for you. I may copy and share items of interest in the meantime (1 month?). Prayer and love of Christ is ongoing and growing every day 🌹

Blessings all around,
Abbey

Sunday, May 04, 2014

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

I am in great need of the Holy Spirit's guidance and protection. Whenever there is the strongest of God's disciples searching for souls to journey with us and our Lord on the path of Righteousness, the evil one, satan tries with all his might to discourage those of the strongest of Faith. But satan has no power but what you give to him, YES, YOU!

Satan can throw problems the size of mountains in front of you; but what will you do? He will throw tests of the flesh, unimaginable temptations against the laws of God, and he will test you faith where it hurts the most - with your family. I have been fighting him for the soul of one of my dearest family members for 4 years now. Just when things look encouraging, the rug is snatched from under my feet once again.

I will not be deterred. I see you lurking there, unable to read my thoughts, that I may be calling the Waring Angels of Heaven, or am I praising God in all His Majesty, or simply giving thanks. It bothers Satan a great deal when he knows not what is on your mind. My most urgent prayers are silent. between me and God and that scares satan and aggravates him. he may bombard you with challenges in these times, but as always, at the first sign of trouble, CALL ON GOD!

Here are a couple of prayers for you. God bless you s you bring them into your book of prayers.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
Come, Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray

O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen. 
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LOVE, PEACE AND JOY TO YOU, MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST,
ABBEY

Friday, May 02, 2014

THIS DAY'S THOUGHT, VERSE AND SMILE


This Day's Thought from The Ranch
I prayed for faith and thought it would strike me like lightening. But faith did not come. One day I read, “Now faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” I had closed my Bible and prayed for faith. I now began to study my Bible and faith has been growing ever since.
Dwight L. Moody

This Day's Verse
Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.
Proverbs 4:10-12
The New King James Version

This Day's Smile
Death for the Christian is a turning off the light because the dawn has come.

Leon Jaworski

MESSAGE OF OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER TO MIRJANA


May 2, 2014 Message to Mirjana


Today, May 2nd, 2014, Our Lady appeared to the visionary Mirjana and delivered the following message:
"Dear children; I, your mother, am with you for the sake of your well-being, for the sake of your needs and for the sake of your personal cognition. The Heavenly Father gave you the freedom to decide on your own and to become cognizant on your own. I desire to help you. I desire to be a mother to you, a teacher of the truth – so that in the simplicity of an open heart, you may become cognizant of the immesurable purity and of the light which comes from it and shatters darkness, the light which brings hope. I, my children, understand your pain and suffering. Who could understand you better than a mother? And you, my children? Small is the number of those who understand and follow me. Great is the number of those who are lost - of those who have not yet become cognizant of the truth in my Son. Therefore, my apostles, pray and act. Bring the light and do not loose hope. I am with you. In a special way I am with your shepherds. With a motherly heart I love and protect them, because they lead you to Heaven that was promised to you by my Son. Thank you."

Thursday, May 01, 2014

POSITIVE THOUGHTS


Posted: 01 May 2014 03:58 AM PDT
I've learned--
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when
you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned--
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be
angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned--
that true friendship continues to grow, even over
the longest distance.  The same goes for true love.

I've learned--
that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want
them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned--
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences
you've had and what you've learned from them and less
to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned--
that your family won't always be there for you.  It may seem funny,
but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you
and teach you to trust people again.  Families aren't biological.

I've learned--
that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you
every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned--
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned--
that no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned--
that our background and circumstances may have influenced
who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned--
that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean
they don't love each other.  And just because they don't
argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned--
that we don't have to change friends if
we understand that friends change.

I've learned--
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I've learned--
that two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

I've learned--
that your life can be changed in a matter
of hours by people who don't even know you.

I've learned--
that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned--
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.